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A beach bag has certain practical requirements: It needs to be big enough to store multiple bottles of sunscreen, assorted sunglass cases, several paperback classics, an MP3 player, and at least one fabulous cover-up. It also has to be durable enough to withstand sand, salt, and water. And while we will always love our roomy and tough L. L. Bean Boat tote, we recognize that sometimes the bag’s contents—such as our luxurious Hermès beach towel and pair of limited-edition H. Stern for Havaiana flip-flops—call for something a bit more chic. As does the possibility of après-beach socializing.


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